Uber’s ride-hailing and delivery platforms have been taking a new direction to zero-emission in countries, such as the United States, the U.K., and Canada since Uber announced its Green Future program in 2020. Uber said its fleets for both ride-sharing and delivery will be all-electric by 2030. It plans to have 100% EVs in London by 2025. The company also provided $800 million to help its drivers transition to EVs and has teamed up with car rental companies like Hertz and EV charging solutions providers Wallbox and Greenlots to make the transition easy for its drivers.
At an event hosted by The Wall Street Journal in January, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Uber is also collaborating with EV manufacturers to design ride-share-specific EVs. The company believes EVs with lower top speeds will be better for city use, so it needs them made for its drivers. They will also be greener and cheaper, thus ensuring Uber’s electrification plan comes to fruition.